Originally Posted by gunsmoke11
That's fine, but especially with an auto past functioning doesn't guarantee it won't fail you in the future. You're starting at a disadvantage from the beginning. Autos fail very often, as a matter of fact too often. You aren't talking range test here. I've learned not to be a crash test dummy. If you wanna carry this particular gun then carry it, but you'll not feel too good if it fails you in a pinch. I've handled guns for over 50 years with almost 20 years in LE and have carried for well over 40 years now. If my opinion that this design is flawed means nothing then so be it and my feelings won't be hurt. After all, I'll never know if things go horribly bad for you. I can't say anymore than I already have. Hopefully you'll be lucky and best of luck to you.
I'm sorry Smoke, I didn't mean that to sound as though I'm not taking your experience, and advice based on that experience, under consideration, nor that I don't give it weight. I do, sincerely.
I'm merely trying to consider and compile all the info and user reports that I can and base a decision on the collective.
My research has turned up this: Most have touted the reliability of these Beretta gas operated firearms. The majority of negative reviews are based on the 22lr Bobcats and the first run of these Tomcats utilizing aluminum alloy instead of steel frame. Of these new Inox steel Tomcats the only reliability/jamming issues have come from limp wristing or bad magazines.
My conclusion, I beg you to understand, is that your experience may very well have been just the cartridge, or a redheaded stepchild. I don't mean that as an insult to your intellect or experience, Smoke, just a secluded instance in which perhaps a warranty fix could very well have been the solution.
If I do purchase this gun it will be as brand new. This the wonderful Beretta warranty will be behind me. First sign of issue will have me contacting them immediately.
I do truly appreciate your help here, Smoke. I've yet to make up my mind completely on this, so don't be too quick to assume folly in a decision yet to be made. I'm still weighing in all the data.
Thanks again, genuinely!